Kerala Folklore Museum, Kochi (Cochin)

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Learn the secret histories, ancient myths, and proud traditions of Kerala at Kerala Folklore Museum, an original and varied cultural heritage institution. Started in 2009 as a nonprofit organization by a husband-and-wife team, the museum collects artifacts from across the state and throughout the centuries. The resulting narrative includes everything from Stone Age utensils to 20th-century musical instruments. Take a moment to appreciate the historical building itself--a composite of remnants from a 16th-century temple, wooden carvings from across the state, and parts of other traditional buildings. Make Kerala Folklore Museum a centerpiece of your Kochi (Cochin) vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kochi (Cochin) road trip app .
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  • Great museum , and given a lovely guided tour ... great place to visit ... caught the ferry from Fort Kochi to Ernakulam  more »
  • On our first trip to Kerala/Cochin our driver suggested this museum. On entry were charged 200 rupees per person plus 100 rupees to use a camera therefore, for two people 500 rupees. Immediately after...  more »
  • Our driver took us here and suggested we visit. This was during our Citrus Holidays tour of Kerala. No other driver took any of the other couples we met doing the same tour here although some passed i...  more »
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  • I loved this museum. The collection is simply brilliant. If you love museums, if you love to explore the past via artifacts, then this is one place that you just cannot miss. There are so many items that not a single patch of wall lies uncovered. Looking thoroughly through every item can take ages. A beautiful collection nonetheless. I had not expected a private museum to be this well collected.
  • Worth to visit this museum.. you can buy some items which is very unique. All days open. This is a private museum , and the owners are always available there to explain about the collections . All staffs are very polite and happy to help you... don't miss this place if you are planning to visit Cochin..
  • Very extensive and interesting collection. If you spend time looking at item by item, it can easily take over an hour. Minus one star as sometimes I felt there isn’t much background info/explanation - as foreigner who is unfamiliar with Kerala culture and history, I would appreciate some short intro.
  • overall nice but its private property... 100 rupees entry fee ...The Kerala Folklore Museum is referred to as an architectural museum since three storeys of the building are built in three different styles: namely the Malabar, Cochin, and Travancore styles. The museum contains stone, wood, and bronze sculptures, terracotta works, stone age objects, jewellery, paintings, oil lamps, musical instruments, tribal and folk art, wood works, utensils, masks, traditional art forms and so on.
  • I visited this museum about 7 years before.. And I loved this historic place and is still in my minds.. The collections they have is awesome
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